Former Local NBC News Anchor Michael Maely Joins LHWH As Business Development Director

11 February 2019

Maely Brings Decades Of Broadcast And Community Relations Experience


Michael Maely, the original Main News Anchor at WMBF News, has joined LHWH Advertising & Public Relations, located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as Business Development Director.

Maely’s broadcast news career began after graduating from DePaul University in Chicago and interning at a host of stations with various talent, including NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt. In the next 23 years, he earned extensive awards for his work as a producer, reporter and news anchor at TV stations in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio before heading to Myrtle Beach.

In helping launch the Grand Strand and Pee Dee’s NBC station in 2008 as Evening Anchor, Maely helped produce and anchor broadcasts, moderated debates, managed social media, hosted special events coverage and also dug into investigations and feature stories, some of which honored local veterans in his 10 years at the station.

“Michael’s decade of broadcast experience in this community makes him a friendly and familiar face to many,” said Andy Lesnik, LHWH president. “His passion for community connection and personal relationships along with his storytelling gifts will add an extra dimension of marketing value for our clients. We’re delighted to have Michael join the award-winning team at LHWH Advertising and Public Relations.”

About LHWH

For more than three decades, LHWH Advertising & Public Relations has been a leading marketing and PR firm in the Carolinas. As a full-service marketing agency, it has represented national, regional and local clients in real estate, golf, tourism, entertainment, restaurants, banking and healthcare.

LHWH has an exceptional understanding of how to bring together brand personality and user experience into elegant web design and compelling video. In 2017 and 2018, LHWH has won 115 international/national awards, including Best Mobile Website in the Nation for McLeod Health.

LHWH’s current client list includes McLeod Health, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Burroughs & Chapin, Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’sSimEx-Iwerks, Family Kingdom, Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island, First Reliance Bank and other prominent area companies.

BY Tracey Geary
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